My husband knows how much I love patty melts and hands down, he makes the best "homemade version" that I've EVER had! My mouth is watering just thinking about them! He does tweak them a bit from the more traditional recipe, because he is not a fan of swiss cheese or rye bread, but they always turn out delicious! He even made half with ground turkey and the other half with ground chuck this time, since he's really trying to watch what he eats. I think I've made my feelings quite clear regarding how I feel about ground turkey, so you can rest assured that I wouldn't take so much as a bite of his sandwich, but he said the ground turkey was pretty good and that he would certainly eat it again in burger form!
Heat olive oil in pan; add onions and garlic and saute until tender.
In a large bowl, combine meat, eggs, half of the onions and garlic salt. Divide into four patties and cook in grill pan until cooked according to your personal preference--we like ours medium rare to medium :) ***Make sure you flatten patties and make a thumb indentation in the middle of each, to prevent them from shrinking up into smaller "balls"***
Butter one side of each slice of bread and place on griddle, butter side down, to toast. Place one slice of provolone cheese on each slice of bread. When cheese begins melting, place patty on top of one slice of toast, top with onions and finish with another slice of toast and your favorite BBQ sauce--we swear by Sweet Baby Rays!
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)